By Chris Maloy 10-15-2010
The club has been busy doing our initial trail work these past few weeks. Some of the bridges that were moved by the spring storms were put back into place. The newly designated Park-n-Ride at the bottom of Mile Hill on Hydrant Road is approved. Trail work will continue throughout the fall season until all the trails have been cleared.
Several members of the club attended the breakfast at the Grange Hall on Saturday, October 2nd that benefited the Bear Paw- Evans Mountain Project. There appeared to be a great community turnout and the food prepared by Chef Randy Brisson was excellent. The benefit rose over $21,000. A great boost to the Conservation Committees goal to secure the lands that we use for our trail system. We are grateful for the partnership we share with this group and the efforts they put in to protect these areas for all to enjoy.
The NHSA is having a Super Raffle to benefit the Association and affiliated clubs. Prizes include a 2011 Polaris 600 PRO R Snowmobile, 6 days/5 night midweek all exclusive pkg. at the Tall Timer Lodge & Rainbow Grille in Pittsburgh, NH, $1000 gas card and $500 gas card from Irving Oil Company. Only 12,500 tickets will be sold. You can purchase your tickets for only $5.00 each from Strafford Swamp Stompers President, Shawn Barry or contact the NHSA office at 273-0220. The drawing is on February 6, 2011.
If you are out looking at new sleds for this year, don’t forget to look for Strafford Swamp Stompers Membership Registration forms at area dealerships. Remember that any sled registered under the club sends money back to our club. If you are a past member, your new form will be mailed to you shortly.
Some upcoming dates to keep on the calendar, Thursday, October 28th will be a Social Night at Nippo Lake Golf Club @ 7:00 PM, Thursday, November 11th our regular monthly meeting at Nippo Lake Golf Club @ 7:00 PM. Please plan to join us and also enjoy some of the great food items available at the restaurant. We have a few tentative events in the works, Christmas in Strafford and the annual Bonfire on February 12th, 2011.